Majorca is the diamond in the Mediterranean's crown
At just two and a half hours’ direct flight from UK airports, Majorca’s secret hotspots of elegance and sophistication are closer than you might think.
Michael Douglas, Claudia Schiffer and Andrew Lloyd Webber are among the big names to have fallen in love with Majorca enough to buy villas on the island. A glimpse at the scenery and the exclusivity it offers is all it takes to feel likewise. Those in the know can deftly sidestep Majorca’s mainstream tourist crowds to enjoy pristine beaches, stylish restaurants and historic buildings as storied as any of Europe’s finest.
Living the high life in Majorca
However you’re looking to splash out and treat yourself, Majorca is ready to serve. Designer stores tucked amid the souvenir boutiques of beachfront towns Cala Millor and Cala d’Or show that Majorca has a flair for high fashion easily competing with their friends in Italy across the Med.
The natural beauty of Sa Coma, with its secret caves and crescent-shaped bay, is a superb preamble to the exclusivity of dining at Bou, the town’s high profile restaurant, whose experimental flavours are woven into form by Tomeu Caldentey. Meanwhile, Playa de Palma is a mainstream tourism hub that’s still got plenty to offer to upmarket guests thanks to nearby elegant El Molinar. And of course, Alcudia is a must for culture seekers, thanks to its Roman relics and the 14th-century walls that cradle the town.
Other popular holidays in the Balearic Islands
To treat yourself beyond the borders of Majorca, we’ve got you covered. Check out the likes of Menorca, Ibiza, or even Tenerife in the Canary Islands for other luxurious possibilities.
But if you’re set on a luxury holiday to Majorca, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your high-end holiday in the Spanish sun. Here are our top luxury hotels in Majorca for you to check out.
Enjoy Cala Millor in style at the 4* Protur Playa Cala Millor, tucked beside a promenade that has you just three minutes' walk from the beach. Of course, the real opulence comes from the hotel's spa treatments which, besides having their own secluded corner of the hotel, can also be enjoyed right beside the pool. Your rooms similarly showcase prestige through their minimalistic design, nonetheless incorporating big soft beds and superb views of the bay.
Perched on a plateau overlooking a pristine cove, this 4* adults only Cala d'Or location exemplifies exclusivity and seclusion. The town centre and its boutiques are five minutes' amble away, although the massages you can pamper yourself with on-site might just convince you to hang around here instead.
Luxury is all about location, and with the town centre, the beach and a gorgeous natural park all on your doorstep, the 5* Protur Biomar Gran in Sa Coma absolutely delivers. Poolside loungers are ensconced within four-poster frames replete with drapes, and whirlpool baths make a brilliant way of easing your muscles after gym days with your trainer.
If being two minutes from the sumptuous beach of Playa de Palma isn't enough, the interior space uses rich mahogany, glossy marble and geometric shapes to invitingly modern effect. What results is a home from home as graceful as it is inviting, all the more so thanks to Riu Bravo's integrated wellness centre, where your rejuvenation is the order of the day.
Cocktails, local wines and flamenco dancing make up evenings on this 5* beachfront resort complex, which also houses a restaurant styled after the finest you'd find in Paris. Expect the flavours on the menu to match the aesthetics, while your pampering options take their cues from every corner of the globe. That's Finnish saunas, Greek thermal baths and Turkish baths to match, all with discounts on nearby golf courses for those of you looking for fairway fun.